OBITUARY

Ray M. Bible

December 17, 1932March 14, 2014

Ray M. Bible, 81, of Mountain View Terrace in Greeneville, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at his home.

He was a retired employee of Phillips Consumer Electronics and worked as a security guard.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Bible was a U. S. Army veteran.

He loved his farm and farm animals, enjoyed gardening, cooking and canning, and helping anyone that was in need. Ray was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be sadly missed for his love and his humor. Survivors include his wife of 59 years: Freida Headrick Bible; a daughter: Rebecca Bible Nye of Greeneville; one son and daughter-in-law: Freddie and Linda Bible of the South Central Community; three grandsons: Matthew and Spencer Nye, who were his special caregivers, and Aaron Bible and his wife, Ashley; step-granddaughter: Christy Seaton; special great grandson: Canaan Nye; step great grandson: Tyler Brewer; several nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Aileen Brown, Mary Belle Bible, Hazel Alley, Brenda Sexton, Marvin and Jean Ward, Lecile and Jean Headrick, and Beulah and Max Sizemore; and his close friends: Johnny and Louise Sparks.

He was the son of the late George and Essie Bible and was preceded in death by brothers: Seth, Willie J, Graydon, Raymond, and Jarrell Bible; sisters: Maggie Lee Willett, Pearl Smith, Lois Cameron, Ida Bible, Ruth Bible and Stella Bible; brothers-in-law: Gene Alley and Joe Bob Sexton; and a special sister-in-law: Ethyl Bible.

The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Sunday and 2-4 and 6-8 pm Monday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

Following visitation, the funeral service will be conducted at 8 pm Monday, March 17, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Faye Lynn Ricker, Rev. Charles Linton, and Rev. Casey Nickleson officiating.

Interment will be at 11am Tuesday in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens. The Greene County Honor Guard and the Tennessee National Guard will conduct a military graveside service. Family and friends are asked to meet at 10:15 am Tuesday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Nye, Spencer Nye, Aaron Bible, Stanley Bible, Tommy Bible, and Johnny Sparks.

Honorary pallbearers are all his friends and neighbors.

The family wished to express thanks to the staff of Smoky Mountain Hospice and a special thanks to his nurse, Paula Morrison.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 16, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, March 17, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 17, 2014
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sandy bible

April 29, 2014

Sweet Uncle Ray...I Knew Itd Be Hard But Didnt Realize Just How Bad~ You Took Time, Care And Love For My Welfare Many Times. And The Lord Allowed You To Stay By My Side When The Way Was Dark For Me. Youve Reached Home With My Daddy. Rest Now. Your Troubles And Pain Is Over And Done. Goodbye Until We Meet.
I Love You Uncle Ray xxoo
Your Neice Sandy

March 19, 2014

I knew Ray when they came up visit miss. Bonnie in the hill. Sorry to hear of Rays passing. Freda, our thoughts and prayers go out to you'll. may God comfort you in this time of need. Love Mike and Brenda Seaton. Kingsport Tenn.
















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Roger Jones

March 18, 2014

Family,
It was such an honor to have known Ray. One thing that we all must agree on is that no one ever wondered what he was thinking. He always said what was on his mind (Good, Bad or ugly).
I was proud to call him a friend. God Bless the family,
Roger Jones

March 18, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of Ray's death. I know he lived a full life, and loved every minute of it! I know you will miss him dearly. Please know my thoughts are with you as you work through this difficult time.

Mrs. Frieda, I have only met you & Ray a few times, but know much about the two of you through Ms. Essie. I am one of Maidah Millers grand-girls, daughter of Lois. I'm sure you know the name, if not who I speak of.

Be blessed,
Debbi Hansel Snapp

Stephanie Ayers

March 18, 2014

Ray I met you when I was a little girl at the family reunion. I liked you the moment we met. As the years pasted you was the one who gave us our first Boston Terri (sugar). I soon married after and began our own family. My husband and children would look forward seeing and talking to you. That one reunion we was at you fished with my husband and kids. My husband after that day said he enjoyed fishing with you. You had a impacted on my family as well as yours. I know your family will miss you very deeply. I know your not hurting any more and your up in heaven with my daddy right now talking fishing and singing and teaching my daddy a song or two.

March 17, 2014

He was a warm and friendly person. When I was young and lived at Glenwood, it was a great treat to listen to him and Jerrill and Willie J down at the Colyer and Inscore store. I remember riding a drag tobacco setter with him setting out Eisenhour's tobacco. Lots of years have passed since I saw him but the memories remain.
So sorry for your loss.
Peter Paul Hayes

Sandy Bible

March 17, 2014

Uncle Ray....Miss You Already, But The Most Fiersome Times Lie Ahead For Me. A Big Example: My Phone Wont Ring Sayin' On Voicemail- " Favorite Uncle Calling Favorite Neice". But Ill Be Alright. You Had An Appt With Daddy And The Others...May You Rest Now. Your Troubles Are All Over And Youve Reached Home# I Love You For Watching Over Me....Sandy. xxxooo

Sandy Bible

March 17, 2014

Uncle Ray....Miss You Already, But The Most Fiersome Times Lie Ahead For Me. A Big Example: My Phone Wont Ring Sayin' On Voicemail- " Favorite Uncle Calling Favorite Neice"! But Ill Be Alright. You Had An Appt With Daddy And The Others...May You Rest Now. Your Troubles Are All Over And Youve Reached Home# I Love You For Watching Over Me....Sandy. xxxooo

March 16, 2014

Dear Bible Family,
So sorry for your loss. Ray was so friendly to me, we always talked and laughed. He enjoyed his life.My prayers are with you all. May God bless and comfort all of you during this time.
Barbara Norton Scott

March 16, 2014

Freda, sorry for your loss, Ray will be missed by many people. Keeping your family in our prayers.
Winkey and Harold Ricker.